Bringing the First 100 Years initiative to Australia
The First 100 Years project started in England, to celebrate the 2019 centenary of women practising law in that jurisdiction. However, various Australian States granted women this right long before it was granted in England. Victoria was the first state to allow women to practise law in 1903, Tasmania in 1904, Queensland in 1905, South Australia in 1911, and the final centenary will occur in Western Australia in 2023.
In recognition of the broader passing of the one hundred year mark across Australia, and specifically for New South Wales in 2018, we have joined forces with the First 100 Years project in England, to celebrate these centenaries and document the history of women in law.
You can read more about the UK initiative here.